Marcus from Chicago, Illinois

I hope to be a master welder and eventually own a business. Need gear to get started

In order to start my career as a welder, I need welding gear and safety equipment.

My need and situation

I’m Marcus. I’m enrolled in Jane Adams Resource Center (JARC) to change my career, and provide for my family.

My goal is to become a master welder. I plan on joining the union, and eventually opening my own business. I’d also like to use my welding to create art.

I am in need of a full set of welding gear –jacket, boots, gloves, helmet, and safety glasses.

JARC has provided me with the skills I need to advance my career, but most companies require that you have your own equipment to start. I would like to leave this program 100% ready to apply these skills to provide a better future for me and my family.

$50of $295


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Validated by Alan from Jane Addams Resource Corporation (What does this mean?)

Marcus has made good progress through our welding program, and is well positioned to have a successful career. He is focused on being successful and providing for his family!

About Alan

My job title is Asset Building and Career Developer. I work with the graduates of our training programs. Once they are employed, I provide financial coaching to help achieve financial stability, and help them navigate any new career issues.